Key players set to return for Sydney FC

Sydney FC stars Anthony Caceres, Cortnee Vine, Kirsty Fenton and Nathan Amanatidis will all return for big games for both the Men’s and Women’s squads this weekend, with further injured players expected to return next weekend.

The Sky Blues Isuzu UTE A-League squad sees the return of midfielders Caceres and Amanatidis to face off Macarthur FC at Allianz Stadium, this Saturday evening after a short stint out with a niggly ankle injury.

After missing last weekend’s round six matchup against Perth Glory, Caceres returned to full training this week and has been named in the line-up for the showdown against Macarthur.

Winger Nathan Amanatidis is in the squad for the first time this season having overcome a groin injury which he picked up in pre-season.

The 17-year old has made one appearance for Sydney FC as a substitute in the Australia Cup Round of 16 win over APIA Leichhardt.

It is very good news having the players come back from injuries. I think it creates competition in the squad. Competition is very important. I think players need to fight for their spot within a team and I think it creates a healthy environment

Ufuk Talay

Providing everything goes to plan over the next week, three Isuzu-UTE A-League players are in line for a round 8 return away to Melbourne Victory.

Max Burgess who sustained a groin injury, and Jaiden Kucharski and Jack Rodwell who each have hamstring injuries, are close to making their A-League return within the next fortnight, if training and recovery goes seamlessly.

Max Burgess of Sydney FC runs the ball during the A-League Men round one match between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory.

Meanwhile Sydney FC fans can expect to see Matildas star Cortnee Vine creating some damage on the wing as she makes her highly anticipated return to the Liberty A-League competition away to Newcastle Jets on Sunday.

After a hamstring injury while playing for the Matildas forced a month-long break, Vine will return to face off against her international teammate, Emily Van Egmond.

Vine injured her hamstring while on international duty

Also coming back to face her former club is Young Matildas full back Kirsty Fenton who has overcome her ankle injury.

Fenton makes her return alongside Vine after missing three rounds.

The Sky Blues will continue to miss some players who have sustained longer term injuries.

The Men’s side will miss promoted Sydney FC Academy prospect Wataru Kamjio who is currently recovering from a lower back stress fracture while the Liberty A-League squad will forgo Captain Nat Tobin for the rest of season due to an ACL injury obtained in the opening round for this year.

Lucy Johnson will also be absent for an extended period after tearing her ankle ligaments against Adelaide United. We look forward to welcoming these players back after rehab and rest.

You can catch both our Sky Blue Women and Men’s side in action this weekend. All match details can be found below.

Match Details Women

Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets
Liberty A-League Round Seven
Sunday 10th of December 2023
No. 2 Sportsground, Newcastle, NSW
Kick Off: 4pm AEDT
Broadcast Live: Paramount+ & 10Play
Purchase tickets here

Match Details Men

Sydney FC v Macarthur FC
Isuzu UTE A-League Round Seven
Saturday 9th of December 2023
Allianz Stadium, Moore Park, NSW
Kick Off: 7:45pm AEDT
Gates Open: 6:45pm AEDT
Broadcast Live: Paramount+ & 10Play
Purchase tickets here
Matchday Partner: Carma